University of Iowa BSN Program
Transfer Tip Sheet [pdf]
Students seeking admission to the undergraduate BSN Program must be admitted to the College of Nursing. Students pursuing this degree must first complete the minimum high school requirements and the Pre-professional Curriculum prior to beginning classes in the College of Nursing.
Admission to the College of Nursing
Admission to the College of Nursing is extremely competitive. Students must have completed all pre-requisite courses and must have a minimum cumulative GPA of a 3.0 or higher with a required “C” or higher in all pre-requisite courses to be admitted. Meeting these requirements does not guarantee admission to the College. The admissions committee selects the best-qualified applicants from all candidates. Approximately 64 students are admitted to study each fall and spring semester. The number and quality of the applicants determine competitiveness of the applicant pool. The holistic admissions process is utilized for admission. A students GPA isn’t the only factor. A written essay is required, and experience in the health care profession can also be utilized for selection.
April 1st is the deadline for competitive admission. Transcripts must be received by June 1.
Pre-professional Curriculum Core Course Equivalencies
Students transferring to the University of Iowa should consult closely with their Hawkeye advisor as well as a University of Iowa transfer advisor to ensure that they are completing all of the necessary course requirements. In some cases, it is advisable to transfer prior to completing an Associate degree. It is advised for the student to get a transcript evaluation prior to application.
These requirements are subject to change without notice. Please check with the university of Iowa for verification of courses.
- Literary, Visual, and Performing Arts—3 semester hours
- Values, Society, and Diversity—3 semester hours
- International & Global Issues—3 semester hours
- NURS:3110 (096:110) Health Care Finance, a required prerequisite, is offered online so that transfer students may take it during the fall semester at the University of Iowa.
- 12 hours of Elective Credit
- Students must have completed 4th level (4 yrs.) of proficiency of the same world language from high school or 2nd level proficiency in two different languages from high school, or two semesters of proficiency in the same world language in college.